Enhancing Nominal Group Technique using technologies: a demonstration

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A presentation given by Jaye McIsaac and Tunde Varga-Atkins at ALT-C 2012, University of Manchester, 13 Sep 2012.

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  • Tunde & JayeWhat we found:That there is no one tool that enables/enhances all 3 stages of the NGT processReference UoL work in curriculum development/supporting learning & teaching with project and examples
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    1. 1. Enhancing Nominal Group Technique using technologies: a demonstration (ID275) ALT-C 11-13 September 2012 Jaye McIsaac, Educational Development Tunde Varga-Atkins, eLearning Unit University of Liverpool ELESIG-funded project
    2. 2. OUTLINE• Introduction and purpose• What is the Nominal Group Technique?• What is the problem?• Technologies we tried
    3. 3. OUTCOMES• To describe the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) as a student feedback & evaluation tool.• To evaluate the use of learning technologies in the process of a face- to-face NGT session.• To consider the value of using technologies in online settings using NGT.
    4. 4. WHAT IS NOMINAL GROUP TECHNIQUE?• Structured group activity• One given topic• Facilitates group decision-making• Immediate results• Reduces researcher/participant bias - Delbecq & Van de Ven(1971)
    5. 5. NGT: STAGES Example question: ‘What would you change in your course?’1) Individual 2) Clarification and 3) Ranking responsesresponses consolidation
    6. 6. STAGE 1: WHAT TO KEEP DOING (FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS) 1 2 3 Annotated Model Audio ,personalised answers feedbac feedback. k giving extensive commen4 5 tsGiving Audio 6model feedback Drafts thatanswers for for must beessay titles everythin submitted g! and marked prior final work
    7. 7. STAGE 2 : WHAT TO KEEP DOING (FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS) Model answers 4 2 Giving Model model answers answers for essay titles Audio feedback Personalised3 Audio 5 6 Drafts that feedback feedbac Audio must be 1 k giving submitted Annotated feedback extensive for and marked ,personalise commen prior final feedback. everythin ts g! work
    8. 8. STAGE 3 : WHAT TO KEEP DOING (FEEDBACK) Item no. Item description5 points 1 Annotated, personalised feedback4 points 2 Giving model answers3 points 4 Audio feedback2 points 7 etc.1 point 10 etc.
    9. 9. THE TOP FIVE QUALITIES OF GOOD FEEDBACK1 Timing, quick Detailed, on how to 2 improve Applicable to future 3 work Personal 4 Consistent bw 5 markers
    10. 10. ‘PROBLEMS’ Credit by Nathan T. Baker
    11. 11. TECHNOLOGIES WE TESTED1) Individual 2) Clarification and 3) Ranking responsesresponses consolidation
    12. 12. TECHNOLOGIES WE TESTED Polling: GoogleModeratormobile text-entry /MCQ polling online sticky- note: linoit.comclickers Web- conferencing
    13. 13. MOBILE TEXT ENTRY(E.G. POLLEVERYWHERE.COM, TEXTWALL.CO.UK) 1) Individual 2) 3) Ranking response Consolidation and clarification   
    14. 14. CLICKERS1) Individual 2) 3) Rankingresponse Consolidation and clarification  
    15. 15. GUIDE TO NGT & PROJECT REPORT See References On slideshare.net , search for Nominal Group Technique
    16. 16. GOOGLE MODERATOR Live link:
    17. 17. GOOGLE MODERATOR1) Individual 2) 3) Rankingresponse Consolidation and clarification  
    18. 18. WEB-CONFERENCING (ELLUMINATE)
    19. 19. WEB-CONFERENCING1) Individual 2) 3) Rankingresponse Consolidation and clarification  
    20. 20. ONLINE STICKY-NOTES: E.G. LINOIT.COM
    21. 21. LINOIT.COM1) Individual 2) 3) Rankingresponse Consolidation and clarification  
    22. 22. TECHNOLOGIES TRIED FOR NOMINAL GROUP1) Individual 2) 3) Rankingresponse Consolidation and clarification   so…
    23. 23. FOR NOW: KEEPING WITH and…
    24. 24. UNINTENDED OUTCOME 1: ONLINE SETTINGS
    25. 25. UNINTENDED OUTCOME 2:IN OTHER STUDENT FEEDBACK METHODS
    26. 26. UNINTENDED OUTCOME 3: PAPER AS TECHNOLOGY • ubiquitous • manipulable • overlay • multi-items • text entry • legibility • visibility Image by Paul Duvall
    27. 27. THANK YOUContactJaye McIsaacJ.Mcisaac@liverpool.ac.ukTunde Varga-Atkinstva@liverpool.ac.uk
    28. 28. REFERENCES• Delbecq, A., Van de Ven, Andrew, & Gustafson, D. (1975). Group techniques for program planning  a guide to nominal : group and Delphi processes. Glenview Ill.: Scott Foresman.• Luff et al (2007) Augmented Paper: Developing relationships between digital content and paper• Oliver, M. (2012) Learning with technology as a coordinated sociomaterial practice: digital literacies as a site of praxiological study• Varga-Atkins, McIsaac et al (2011) Using the nominal group technique with clickers to research student experiences of e- learning: a project report [http://slidesha.re/xQlBCg ]• Varga-Atkins, McIsaac et al (2011) The Nominal Group Technique – a practical guide for facilitators [http://slidesha.re/AmYOgv]

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